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Angel Hair with Walnuts

I worked in an Italian restaurant that served angel hair pasta with olive oil, garlic and a sprinkling of walnuts. I enjoyed the medley so much that I developed this recipe for an important dinner, and it was a hit. —Nancy Beckman, Helena, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded Romano cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the walnuts, pepper flakes and salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until walnuts are toasted.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in parsley. Drain pasta; add to skillet. Add cheese; toss to coat.

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  • kaskren
    Nov 10, 2015

    So quick and easy!! Nice flavor although walnuts are very strong. But you can add as many as you want! Kids enjoy this dish (and they are picky :-)

  • robinlo76
    Mar 3, 2013

    Wonderful easy side dish. Really good! Will definitely make this again. Family loved it.

  • robinlo76
    Mar 3, 2013

    Wonderful easy side dish. Really good!

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